Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters

picMy sabbatical from things Stomp Tokyo means that I'm no longer posting to Film Buff Stuff, but I couldn't resist passing along word of this new book from cult movie enthusiast August Ragone.

The Amazon description states:

Behind-the-scenes hero to anyone who's thrilled by giant monsters duking it out over Tokyo, Eiji Tsuburaya was the visual effects mastermind behind Godzilla, Ultraman, and numerous Japanese science fiction movies and TV shows beloved around the world. The first book on this legendary film figure in English, this highly visual biography details his fascinating life and career, featuring hundreds of film stills, posters, concept art, and delightful on-set photos of Tsuburaya prompting monsters to crush landmark buildings. A must-have for fans, this towering tribute also features profiles of Tsuburaya's film collaborators, details on his key films and shows (most available on DVD), and features on the enduring popularity of the characters he helped create.

The behind-the-scenes photos are apparently quite something to behold -- can't wait to take a look for myself.

Check out the Amazon listing for Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman and Godzilla.

[Via Giant Monsters Attack!.]

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